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Resurrection Men: An Inspector Rebus Novel (Inspector Rebus Novels)by Ian Rankin
2004 Edgar Award for Best Novel
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Packed off to the remote Scottish Police College for a lesson in teamwork — after hurling a mug at his supervisor's face — Inspector John Rebus finds himself in a snake pit. His classmates, an unruly band of rebel cops known as Resurrection Men, are suspected of orchestrating an elaborate drug heist, and Rebus is recruited by headquarters to get to the bottom of matters. It's no easy task: the investigation threatens to uncover a secret Rebus has spent years trying to conceal, and before long Rebus finds himself in the thick of a scandal with conspirators seemingly everywhere — men who have no problem spilling blood to get what they want.
"Rankin keeps topping his own best work." Kirkus Reviews
"The clever, funny, perfectly pitched dialogue develops the characters and moves the story....Resurrection Men is what good crime fiction should be — a puzzle that challenges the eye, but worth the effort of putting all the pieces in place." Philadelphia Inquirer
"If you haven't experienced Inspector Rebus, this is a good place to start." The Washington Post
"This isn't one of Rankin's top efforts, but even coasting, he leaves most police procedurals at the gate." Publishers Weekly
"For anyone who likes a mystery with literary flair and without a sermon, this is an eminently satisfying read." People
"In Resurrection Men, both police officers, and Rankin, shine." Boston Globe
"This is Rankin at his best, and, boy, that's saying something." Time Out
After hurling a mug at his supervisor, bad boy Inspector John Rebus is sent to a reform school for damaged cops. While there among those known as "Resurrection Men," he joins a covert mission to gain evidence of a drug heist orchestrated by some of his classmates.
About the Author
Ian Rankin is a #1 international bestselling author. Winner of an Edgar Award and the recipient of a Gold Dagger for fiction and the Chandler-Fulbright Award, he lives in Edinburgh, Scotland, with his wife and their two sons.
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